East Leyden Parent Bulletin

May 14. 2021

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A Message from Dr. Manola

Good afternoon!

Amazingly, today is May 14. It’s mid-May, and somehow, today marks the last day of high school for the Class of 2021. Our Seniors. It’s hard to believe and comes with an incredible range of emotions. It’s exciting, it’s bittersweet, it’s joyous, and it’s sad. However you might be feeling, if you have a student who is graduating next week, we are with you!

Today, we are excited to join you and bring you today’s #leydenpride East Leyden Parent Bulletin. Whether you have a graduating senior or have a freshman, sophomore, or junior who has one more week to go, we know that everyone has been balancing so much, and we hope that you are hanging in there. If there is anything you need, please reach out anytime.

Below, you’ll find important information and updates, so please take some time to read. Importantly, we also wanted to share some final dates with you:

Last day of school for seniors: Today, Friday, May 14

Last day of school for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors: Friday, May 21

Graduation: Wednesday, May 19, 6:30 pm at Allstate Arena

Senior Material Drop-Off: Monday, May 17, 12:30pm - 3:30pm, Entrance 20 (Auditorium)

Thank you again for all you do and your partnership. Have a great weekend, and enjoy the fantastic weather! Looking forward to a great week ahead!

Dr. Manola



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COVID-19 Vaccine Available for All Children Age 12+

COVID-19 Vaccine Available for All Children Age 12+. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for all children age 12 and older.

Beginning on Thursday, May 13, Cook County Health is offering everyone age 12+ the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine free of charge at eight vaccination sites across the suburbs.

  • Locations are in Des Plaines, Matteson, South Holland, River Grove, Forest Park, Thornton Fractional, West. Leyden, and Summit
  • You can make an appointment or just walk into any site · If you would like to make an appointment, visit www.vaccine.cookcountyil.gov


To all of our parents and guardians of the Class of 2021, we are really looking forward to celebrating your student this coming Wednesday, May 19 at 6:30 pm at the Allstate Arena! Earlier today, we shared a great deal of information with all graduating Seniors via email. Please ask your student to check their email for all necessary information related to Wednesday’s Ceremony.

Along with that, here are some important highlights:

Graduation Practice

  • Rehearsal is MANDATORY for all students! If you are not at rehearsal, you cannot participate in the ceremony.

  • Rehearsal takes place from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the Allstate Arena on Wednesday, May 19 (same day as graduation)

  • When you arrive, please plan to enter at the Ticket Office location (north side of Lunt Ave, across the street from Allstate Arena, behind the Target). If you are driving, please park in this lot.

  • Transportation to rehearsal will be provided. Busses will pick students up from your regular stops, or East Leyden at 11:00 am and bring students directly to Allstate. Busses will return students home following the rehearsal at approximately 2:00 pm.


  • Each graduate will receive 4 tickets for graduation at rehearsal (Graduates DO NOT need a ticket). All guests attending the ceremony must have a ticket, including children and babies. No extra tickets will be provided.

Parking for Graduation

  • Graduates should park in the same location as before, in the lot by the Ticket Sales Office (north side of Lunt Ave, across the street from Allstate Arena, behind the Target).

  • Guests and families should park in the South Parking lot of Allstate Arena.

Caps & Gowns - No Decorating Allowed

  • Please note that graduates will not be allowed to decorate their caps or gowns in anyways. If there are any instances where a cap is decorated, it will be switched out for a clean cap before the ceremony.

Transportation for Ceremony

  • For any graduates who need transportation, busses will once again pick up at all bus stops, as well as at East Leyden at 4:30 pm.

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May 21st will be the last daily meal distribution, this bag will contain meals for Friday and Monday.

On Tuesday, May 25th and every Wednesday following, meal bags containing 5 or 6 days of breakfast and lunch will be available by preorder and pick-up only. There will be no door-to-door distribution.

Place your order by scanning the QR Code below. The first order is due by Tuesday, May 18. Subsequent orders need to be placed a week in advance. The form will be locked after this time due to distributor deadlines.

If you are unable to scan the QR Code please contact Rosa at (847)451-3067/ Rcisnerosarana@leyden212.org

Free Meal Boxes All Summer!

Why Should My Family Take Advantage of this??

· They are FREE & help to stretch your food budget.

· They are available every Wednesday either am or pm pick-up.

· You are helping to sustain jobs & the local economy.

· You are not taking away from anyone else, we have PLENTY for all!

· They are delicious, nutritious & convenient.

· They are FREE for ALL KIDS all summer.

Please scan the QR Code for more information.

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About Us

Attendance Hot Line: 847.451.3035
Registration Office: 847.451.3025

Registrar: 847.451.3079

Dean's Office: 847.451.3032

Nurse: 847.451.3633

Bilingual Office: 847.451.3063

Tech Support: 847.451.5591 or


Hot Spot Request or Email Update: 847.451.3025

As we will share each Friday, here is an at-a-glance look at next week’s schedule: